• Nelson Lance Donsky

Last weekend I went to a really fun little festival run by some dear friends called Expression Sessions near Maleny/Crystal Waters and did some live painting. This is the end result which I am very happy with; a colour field of abstract, automatic, psychedelic painting.

Made from a thousand small strokes over about 8 hours plus a few more in the following days to prepare it for its lucky new owner. This artwork was painted in several different lighting settings going through rotate, and was made to be viewed in several different lighting settings as well as regular light. Some people looking into it have seen a bird, a match, a tree, or private parts, but of course that is unintended as this is a non-representational work where I tried to capture the atmosphere and also play with colour, line, and naturally forming patterns for the sake of pareidolia.

It was lovely to do some live painting around so many lovely people and I look forward to the next Expression Session! This one sold quite quickly but prints will be available soon.

With love,


  • Nelson Lance Donsky

Updated: Aug 13, 2019

Welcome! And thankyou for your interest and support. Please stay tuned as I use this space to get verbose about myself and my work/projects I am working on as well as expanding and commenting on projects from the past. But for today I will be brief.

I will begin by introducing myself, my name is Nelson Lance Donsky AKA Nonsky and my aim is to be a master of my craft. I have one lifetime and many interests but thankfully art is a large enough umbrella for most of them to squeeze under. Mostly I like to draw and paint and this is the majority of my work though often sculpting, photography, organising installations and artists, and digital work help to keep things interesting.

Life for me is divided between time spent at home making art and time spent abroad making art. I also have a keen interest in writing and aim to do no small amount of it in the time to come as I continue the slow march towards establishing myself as a visual artist, or in other words; work hard to get to a point where I can live comfortably from my arts practice. The starving artist stereotype may not quite apply any more since I graduated from uni, but I do get hungry from time to time. An artist is a product of society as much as themselves, and to that end thank-you for your continued support everyone.

Best wishes,


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